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Quotation by Benjamin Harrison
It is essential that none of the other great powers shall secure these islands [Hawaii]. Such a possession would not consist with our safety and with the peace of the world.
Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), U.S. president. Special Message to Congress, February 15, 1893. Public Papers and Addresses of Benjamin Harrison, Twenty-Third President of the United States, p. 215, Government Printing Office (1893).
Harrison tried to annex Hawaii in 1893.
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